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Posts from the ‘Portugal’ Category

  • February 27, 2015
    Zipline takes you from one country to another and one hour back in time

    Sanlucar de Guadiana, in Spain and Alcoutim, in Portugal reside across from the river Rio Guadiana. And the countries are one hour apart in timezone, which means that Spain in one hour ahead of Portugal. Limite Zero, a new zipline connects Sanlucar de Guadiana to Alcoutim. A privately funded passion project of Englishman David Jarman, […]

  • November 16, 2014
    This European city introduces tourist tax starting 2015

    Starting 2015, if you arrive in to Lisbon, Portugal, by air or sea, then be prepared to pay €1 per visitor as tourist tax. This tax does not apply to passengers arriving by train, bus or private car. Through this tax Lisbon hopes to raise €7 million next year. This tax is temporary and will […]

  • September 26, 2014
    This is how you stop people from crossing on red light

    Pedestrians crossing the streets causes a lot of accidents worldwide, even when a lot of countries have installed the “don’t walk sign”. in U.S., you can be fined for crossing a street when you’re asked not to cross. So to prevent people from crossing the streets on a red light, Lisbon installed this dancing traffic […]

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